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My Chickens Sound Like Geese!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Deckgirls, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Deckgirls

    Deckgirls Chirping

    Aug 5, 2014
    We have 4 RIR chickens. They are around 16ish weeks old (not too sure honestly) and they have all been "cheeping" away. well just last week my one (who honestly looks a bit older, she is bigger than the rest) has been making a "honk" sound like a goose instead of a "bawk" sound :) is this normal? she is really loud about it too and usually does it when she sees me coming back to the coop.

  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Songster

    Dec 2, 2013
    My Coop
    We have a Buff Orpington who 'honks'. She has always had a much deeper voice than the others. We named her Wheezy because of it. It sounded like she had a cold. But it's been months now (she about 5 months old) and she's doing great. She's active, friendly, growing like crazy and an all around great girl. And yes, she can get loud, too.

    Best of luck to ya!
  3. oakhavenmama

    oakhavenmama In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2017
    Lewisville, Texas
    I am relieved to read the two posts above! My Barnevelder pullet is sounding like a goose lately. She sounds hoarse and her voice is low and throaty. But I wondered if she was just going through "puberty". :) Did y'all's hens eventually stop honking and start bawking?

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